Posts tagged "criminal record"

Barber Shop Show Extra: Meet Valerie Newsome, a potential beneficiary of HB5723

Valerie Newsome is no stranger to the employment complications caused by a criminal record. The resident of Lawndale used to be paid by a state agency to care for her mother until, after background checks became mandatory, she was let go for the nonviolent criminal conviction that stands as a constant blemish on her record.... Read more »

Do criminal record "look back" periods in subsidized housing keep people safe or keep people out?

Do criminal record "look back" periods in subsidized housing keep people safe or keep people out?
What were you doing 200 years ago? Did you have a rap sheet 99 years ago? How about 40? For many of us, those are silly questions. Even at 50, if you look back 40 years, your life as a 10 year-old was probably filled with sleepovers and bike rides, not criminal activity? But it’s... Read more »

Expungement gets a little easier in Chicago

In the United States, one in every four people has a criminal record. Those records can be haunting. If you have something in your past that you’re not proud of, it can still interrupt your life, no matter how long ago it was or how much you’ve changed. Even an arrest or charge that’s later... Read more »
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